Pacioretty provides trademark game-winner
Max Pacioretty scored a goal that snapped a 1-1 tie just 14 seconds into the third period and the Canadiens nursed their one-goal lead the rest of the way and nipped the Hurricanes, 2-1.
Pacioretty has gotten off to a slow start this season, having scored only five goals in 21 games, but three of his goals have been game-winners.
Pacioretty’s winning goal in Thursday’s game was his 30th over the last four seasons, second-most of any NHL player, behind Alex Ovechkin with 33.
Anderson beats Bruins again
Senators goaltender Craig Anderson improved his record to 10-4-1 in 15 games this season with a 3-1 win over the Bruins in Ottawa.
This is the second season in Anderson’s 14-year NHL career in which he has won as many as 10 of his first 15 games, having also done so with Colorado in the 2009-10 season (10-3-2).
Anderson has had the Bruins’ number in recent years, posting a 6-3-0 record against them over the last four seasons.
The only other goaltenders with at least six wins versus Boston since the beginning of the 2013-14 season are Carey Price (eight) and Braden Holtby (six).
Source: Elias Sports Bureau